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2011-03-07 12:52:00

In the news release, Leviton Unveils 2011 NEC® Code Pocket-Guide, Commences Smart Community Campaign, issued earlier today, March 7, 2011, by Leviton over PR Newswire, we are advised by a representative of the company that the third paragraph, last sentence in The Smart Community Campaign section should read "These seminars inform electrical professionals on what it takes to comply with the 2011 Code." rather than "2001 Code" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete,...

2011-02-22 01:57:00

DUBAI, UAE, February 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent report, the majority of fire safety standards within the Middle East and North Africa region are based on codes developed by the US-based National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Driven by the increase in high-rise construction projects, where the association has devised specific tall building fire codes; and the availability of local training courses, have resulted in the NFPA codes becoming one of the most powerful...

2011-02-09 04:15:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Jan. 1, 2011, requirement to include fire sprinklers in all new homes, the state of Pennsylvania recently certified a training program for water authorities on residential fire sprinkler systems. The training program, provided by Uponor, a manufacturer and supplier of multipurpose plumbing and fire sprinkler systems as well as radiant heating and cooling systems, will also offer attendees continuing education units (CEUs). According...

2011-01-24 01:43:00

DUBAI, UAE, January 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to a high incidence of fires across the MENA region, Civil Defence Authorities are insisting on higher standards of fire safety across the board. The MENA region is currently experiencing a spectacular growth of building development and huge capital investment particularly from international shareholders. Qatar, in particular, has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Therefore, it is expected that standards of fire...

2011-01-04 00:00:40

Sengistix (http://www.sengistix.com), a leader in the delivery and application of health & safety monitoring services and technology, has announced a partnership with Stove Guard International LTD of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, an innovator in stove fire prevention systems. Terms of the partnership enable Sengistix to provide Stove Guard to customers within its operating states. Minneapolis (PRWEB) January 3, 2011 Sengistix (http://www.sengistix.com), a leader in the delivery and...

2010-12-23 00:01:08

State Systems Inc. donates 100 smoke detectors to MIFA to commemorate Fire Prevention Week. Memphis, TN (PRWEB) December 22, 2010 State Systems Inc. recently donated 100 smoke detectors to MIFA to commemorate Fire Prevention Week, which was Oct. 3 to 9, 2010. This year's National Fire Prevention Week campaign was aimed toward educating people about the use of smoke detectors and encouraged everyone to make the necessary updates in order to maintain safety. "In light of the recent outbreak...

2010-11-16 00:00:48

KPA's new Elements service includes the essential elements of Hazard Communication and Emergency Response programs: written Hazard Communication plans, fire prevention and evacuation plans, required DOT HazMat training (49 CFR 172, Subpart H), an MSDS database and facility-specific chemical inventory, and instant access to all training records. Lafayette, CO (Vocus) November 15, 2010 By far the most common OSHA violations by auto dealers, oil changers, and service stations are related to...

2010-11-01 14:53:00

PLEASANT VIEW, Tenn., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Common Voices, an advocates' coalition determined to create a Fire Safe America, released a series of six new Public Service Announcements (PSA) that tell the stories of women who have lost family members in fires and explain the need for fire sprinklers in homes. Each PSA has a personal message from Common Voices advocates, but many with a twist. Advocate Vina Drennan's husband was a firefighter who lost his life fighting a house fire....

2010-10-14 07:55:00

APPLE VALLEY, Minn., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting January 1, 2011, several states -- including Pennsylvania -- will require fire sprinklers to be installed in all new homes. In response to growing concerns about home-fire fatalities and irrefutable fire-loss data, the nation's building codes are changing to incorporate this life-saving technology. "Fire sprinklers save lives, plain and simple," explains Pennsylvania Fire Commissioner Edward A. Mann, who says this fact is borne out by...

2010-10-13 08:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The only thing more frightening than your child's ghoulish Halloween costume is the potential risk it can pose for serious injury. What's more, scary skeleton string lights and jack-o-lanterns that haunt your home could be potential fire hazards if not used properly. Every Halloween, the second most "decorated" holiday after Christmas, potentially flammable costumes and improperly-used decorations contribute to a significant increase in home...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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